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coverage. bridgeport hospital, which is about a half hour drive by guesstimation from newtown, connecticut, the trauma team began getting calls this morning. let's listen to the local coverage in this hour. the hospital trauma team began getting calls. let's listen to the local coverage. >> i know parent are just so hungry for information. we are staying on air and as soon as we have crews on the scene, many have been arriving. we are staying on air. as soon as we have crews on the scene, many have been arriving. we are staying on air and as soon as we have crews on the scene, many are just arriving. >> if we can continue to get that signal from wfsb, i want to let you know that as we were going to the local coverage, i told you that bridgeport hospital, their trauma team was getting ready after getting calls at 9:40 a.m. local time. many schools in connecticut, elementary schools, anyway. it's often an 8:00 a.m. start. i have two children in a connecticut elementary school and that is an 8:00 a.m. start. this entire district, though, is on lockdown. we also know that danbury hospital, not
, and she cried. it is wrong. >> he is turning over handguns to the police. it is part of the bridgeport gun by back. with $100,000 of private donations, the police are taking the weapons, no questions asked. >> i know that every gun that we take the and it is one less that has the potential to kill children. >> more than 100 guns have been collected in the past two days and are expected to be melted down. with millions more scattered across the west, can this make an impact? >> we know that if we reduce the number of weapons that are available through breaking into people's houses, we are a safer society. >> the bridgeport police chief say is that an attempt to organize a similar gun buyback last year failed to lead. it failed due to lack of funding, but not this time. >> we have seen an outpouring from the community since sandy hook, from all manners from teddy bears to cash, and i think this is part of it. i think that people want to feel safe. >> for porter, a gun locked safely in his home ended up in the hands of his foster child, who handed it to a gay member. >> -- gang member. >> if
, connecticut, it's also grappling with the issue of guns. no more so than in connecticut. more on bridgeport's largest gun buyback ever. >> william porter says he is done with guns. the elementary school shooting in nearby newtown, connecticut, struck a nerve. >> my wife cried. i was shopping, and we heard it while we were in the store. and she cried. you know, it's wrong. >> how are you doing? >> i'm good. >> porter is turning over his handgun to police in connecticut's most populous city part of bridgeport's largest gun buyback ever. and part of $100,000 donations, police are taking the guns no questions asked. >> every gun we take in is one less gun that has a potential to kill our children. >> more than 100 guns have been collected in each of the first two days and are expected to be melted down. but with millions more scattered across the u.s., can buybacks like this one make a dent? >> these guns could've created victims. and we know that if we can reduce the number of weapons that are available through breaking into people's houses and grabbing guns, we are a safer society. >> bridgep
. investigators continue to search for the fire at bridgeport court that burned dozens of people out of their homes. abc7 news reporter thomas roman is live at the scene. thomas, an emotional night there. >> a very sad 24 hours, ama. the fire started this time last night. family and friends gathered to console maldonado for the loss of her daughter and her parents. she told us she has no warning a fire has started and she didn't hear any alarms. the families were joined by their family with the rosary. all three died in a fire that destroyed the second floor apartment on bridgeport court in west san jose. cecilia maldonado lost her parents and child in a single night. >> the fire alarm didn't go off. >> she says she tried to save them. >> i know my brother's room was on fire. i ran out and tried to get the fire distinguisher and broke the glass. i couldn't put it out. >> she says kyra decided to sleep in her parents' back bedroom. >> they took care of me and my baby. >> the two-alarm fire started 11:00 p.m. on saturday and was quickly put out by the more than 50 firefighters who resp
. the goal was to collect handguns and assault rifles. and in bridgeport, connecticut, a ground swell of gun owners supported the buyback. cnn's david arrest owes at that looks at how the shooting rampage is prompting people to say goodbye to their weapons. >> reporter: william porter says he is done with guns. the elementary school shooting in nearby newtown, connecticut struck a nerve. >> my wife cried. we were out shopping. and we heard it while we were in the store. and she cried. you know? it's wrong. >> okay. how are you doing? >> i'm good. >> reporter: porter is turning over his handgun to police in connecticut's most popular city. part of bridgeport's largest gun buyback ever. and with well over $100,000 in private donations, police are taking the weapons, no questions asked. >> i know that every gun we take in is one less gun that has a potential to kill our children. >> reporter: more than 100 guns have been collected in each of the first two days, and are expected to be melted down. but with millions more scattered across the u.s., can buybacks like this one make a dent? >> these
of the deaths of 20 children in newtown. cnn reports from bridgeport, connecticut, which is holding the biggest gun buy-back in its ift. r >> reporter: william porter said he's done with guns. the elementary school shooting in nearby newtown, connecticut, struck a nerve. >> my wife cried. we were out shopping, and we heard it in the store. she cried. you know, it's wrong. >> okay. how are you doing? >> i'm good. >> reporter: porter is turning over his handgun to police in kondz's most populous city, pat of bridgeport's largest gun buy-back ever. with well over $100,000 in private donations, police are taking the weapons no questions asked. >> i know that every gun we take in is one less gun that has the potential to kill our children. >> more than 100 guns have been collected in each of the first two days and are expected to be melted down. with millions more scattered across the u.s., can buy-backs like this one make a dent? >> these guns could have created victims, and we know that if we can reduce the number of weapons that are available through breaking into people's houses and grabbing gun
on bridgeport court in west san jose. cecilia maldonado lost her parents and child in a single night. >> the fire alarm didn't go off. >> she says she tried to save them. >> i know my brother's room was on fire. i ran out and tried to get the fire distinguisher and broke the glass. i couldn't put it out. >> she says kyra decided to sleep in her parents' back bedroom. >> they took care of me and my baby. >> the two-alarm fire started 11:00 p.m. on saturday and was quickly put out by the more than 50 firefighters who responded. two other people were taken to a local hospital as was a san jose police officer who suffered smoke inhalation after rescuing a resident. this man who declined to give his name lived below the apartment. he came by to get what he could salvage. he says he and his girlfriend woke up to screams. >> we freaked out. we saw the fire and the flames and got up instantly. >> now he and 56 others who live at the complex are homeless until the building is safe to live in. >> i am here to grab my stuff and go home. don't really have somewhere to go. >> rod rigo vargas was
also displaced nearly 60 residents here behind me in the street on bridgeport court. the red cross has given some of them blankets. it will not only be a long day for the investigators but also for the red cross who now has the task of finding temporary housing for the 60 displaced residents. reporting live, kira klapper, abc7 news. >> kira, thank you. >>> now we are going to get a quick first look at our weather with our meteorologist, francis, who is in for lisa argen. >> good morning, carolyn and everyone. you can put the umbrellas away for a dry. we have a clear start, dry days ahead. because of the clear conditions, temperatures on the cool side this morning. in fact they are in the 30s right now in some locations. so let me just run this for you. sorry, my computer just paused for a little bit. you will find that temperatures in the low 30s to low 40s for the sunrise at around 7:25. this afternoon look for partly cloudy conditions. but no rain in sight. upper 40s to low 50s. this morning clear conditions, as well, as temperatures cool down to the 40s around the bay area. i'll hav
. the fire began after 11 last night on bridgeport court on the city's west side. the san jose fire department put out the blaze and then discovered the bodies of a man, woman, and child. >> they will upgrade the alarm and to have some personnel in place. we had multiple rescues in the middle of the night, no people are sleeping and we need to get our resources. >> three others, including the officer injured were hospitalized and the fire displaced 56 people from the building. investigators are still looking into the cause and. >>> more than 3 dozen people are without homes this morning and the fire broke out after 9:30 yesterday morning on 23rd street and quickly spread to nearby buildings on cap street. the firefighters worked for two hours to contain it. five multiunit buildings were involveed and three appear to be a total loss. nobody was injured and again, investigators are trying to determine the cause. >>> and the former owner of the mountain winery was killed in a home invasion and the police say lucas anderson, javier garcia, and deangelo austin were arrested over the pas
is bridgeport mayor bill finch. mayor, good to have you. we have you on the phone because the skype connection wouldn't have been great. >> it's good to be here. we worked so hard, but the technology doesn't always work with you. >> is the gun buyback program drawing a big response? >>s yes, we raised over $100,000 in food coupons from the local grocer and we've had over 300 guns sold back to the city, spent a little over 30,000 in -- you know, i think people are happy to do it. we're only 20 miles from the school and it hit everybody pretty hard. >> gun buyers seem to be back out there getting those guns ever since newtown, talk of new gun laws and gun sales are through the roof in virginia. dealers requested more than 5,000 background checks on purchases. this is eight days after the shooting, we should note. the largest single-day request in virginia and maryland. police projecting they'll get 82 gun permit applications this month alone. are you at all concerned that the gun buyback program isn't making a dent? >> we do believe it's making a dent. we can only handle what happens within our
from stamford, bridgeport, new haven and other communities around there. jenna: questions remain as you mentioned and we're working to get some of those answers as this story develops. here are some live scene shoots we have into our newsroom. vito, one of the things we're working to get is a picture in the local newspaper being reported on the associated press. apparently this local newspaper has a photo of younger students, some crying, some looking frightened according to this description, being escorted by adults through a parking lot in line, hands on each other's shoulders. the number one thing is to try to get the kids out of the school. at this point, hour and a half after this news breaks is it likely all the students are out? >> i would, i would doubt that right now. it takes a while. you're not dealing with high school kids, even middle schoolkids, very quickly they can go out. you're dealing with five to 10-year-olds probably scared out of their wits right now. little by little you have to take them out. make sure there is not anybody else or bad guy in this area. looks like
,200 homicides. >>> the sandy hook school shooting has had an immediate affect on one city. police in bridgeport, connecticut, are determined to get guns off the streets by buying them back using $100,000 in donations from the public. here's david arioso. >> reporter: william porter says he is done with guns. the elementary school shooting in nearby newtown, connecticut, struck a nerve. >> my wife cried. we was out shopping and heard it while we was in the store. she cried. you know, it's wrong. >> how are you, sir? >> reporter: porter is turning over his handgun to police in connecticut's most populous city, the largest gun buyback ever. with well over $100,000 in private donations, police are taking the weapons no questions asked. >> i know that every gun we take in is one less gun that has the potential to kill our children. >> reporter: more than 100 guns have been collected in the first two days and are expected to e melted down. but can buybacks like this make a dent? >> these guns could have created victims. we know that if we can reduce the number of weapons that are available through b
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